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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Rashid Buttar's Dirty Laundry

After reading Kevin Leitch's exposé of the many frauds of Rashid Buttar, I was inspired to create this tribute to one of America's most versatile con artists.

Based on "Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley:

He makes his living off quackery and abuse
There's always something--something he can use
People are easy to confuse
They love Buttar's dirty laundry

Well, he coulda had real certifications, but fake ones fit the bill
They just have to look good, they don't have to be real
He's always got a cure-all pill
And lots of dirty laundry

Quackin' when he's up
Quackin' when he's down
Quackin' when he's up
Quackin' when he's down
Quackin' when he's up
Quackin' when he's down
Quackin' when he's up
Quackin' all around

Says he's an expert in food science, and autism besides
He can sell you cures for cancer with a gleam in his eye
It's interesting his cancer patients still die
That's Buttar's dirty laundry

Using IV-EDTA
Is the kid dead yet?
You know, the nurses in his office got a running bet
No decency and no regret
Just heaps of dirty laundry

We all need to find out what's going on
We all need to know just how far it's gone
We're not going to leave Buttar alone
Let's hang out his dirty laundry

Quackin' when he's up
Quackin' when he's down
Quackin' when he's up
Quackin' when he's down
Quackin' when he's up
Quackin' when he's down
Quackin' till they're stiff
Quackin' all around

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
He's got his dirty little fingers in everybody's pie
He loves to cut your bank balance down to size
He loves his dirty laundry

He can do conspiracy theory

He can dance and sing
When it's said and done, he hasn't shown you a thing
We all know that crap is king
With Buttar's dirty laundry

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9 Comments:

  • "Quackin' when he's up
    Quackin' when he's down
    "

    LOL, love it. One of my favorite songs and really fun parody. Thanks for the laugh.

    By Blogger notmercury, at 5:35 PM  

  • Well done ABFH. :)

    By Blogger Do'C, at 12:57 AM  

  • That's good. There should be a song for all the DANintes. For Geier & Geier, it should be something about how it rhrymes with lier.

    By Blogger Joseph, at 9:34 AM  

  • I absolutely loved that!

    Joseph - Hm. Wondering if Starship's "Sara" could be used for Geier & Geier, the liars.

    I'm going to think on that one. Maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe something will. If anyone has a better tune to suggest, that would be cool. :)

    By Blogger Julia, at 5:59 PM  

  • Joseph,

    If you didn't see this one at Diva's, you might find it interesting.

    Link

    By Blogger Do'C, at 11:55 PM  

  • Yep, I had missed that one. LOL.

    We didn't start the Geiers
    They were always yearning
    For some legal earning
    We didn't start the Geiers
    They are guns for hire

    By Blogger Joseph, at 12:46 PM  

  • I recently met the wife and had no idea who she was. Her friend gloated about her and told me her husband cures autism. Skeptical, I googled him and found all these nasty sites on him. My poor friend is blind!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:46 AM  

  • And your credentials are?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:02 PM  

  • Guess you were really right!!!
    Quackwatch discusses chelation therapy "board certification."

    Quackwatch has posted a report about the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicologists (ABCMT). Originally called the American Board of Chelation Therapy, it is part of chelation therapists' effort to make themselves look more legitimate. ABCMT's current online membership directory lists 76 "diplomates" and 39 "diplomate candidates."
    However, it is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, which sets the certification standards for in the United States. [Barrett S. Be wary of "board certification" in clinical metal toxicology. Quackwatch, Feb 13, 2009] http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/Nonrecorg/abcmt/overview.html

    Most "clinical metal toxicologists" claim that "heavy metal toxicity"
    is an underlying cause of heart disease, autism, and many other diseases, including cancer. Their favorite test for diagnosing this alleged toxicity is a "provoked" urine test for which urine is collected after a chelating agent is administered. Chelation and other methods are then used to "detoxify" the body, which proponents say will enable it to heal whatever disease they claim to treat.
    Provoked testing is a fraud [Baratz RS. Dubious mercury testing.
    Quackwatch, Feb 19, 2005]
    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/mercurytests.html,
    and chelation therapy has no rational use against the diseases that "clinical metal toxicologists" claim to treat. [Green S. Chelation
    therapy: Unproven claims and unsound theories. Quackwatch, July 24, 2007] http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chelation.html

    ABCMT's chairman, Rashid A. Buttar, D.O. is facing charges of financially exploiting patients brought by the North Carolina Board of Medicine. During a hearing held last year, Buttar indicated that nearly all of his patients are diagnosed with heavy metal toxicity and receive chelation therapy. Five of ABCMTs' other 12 officers, directors, and advisers have had legal and/or regulatory trouble in the past.

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:58 PM  

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